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Emergency First Aid or First Aid at Work?

Emergency First Aid or First Aid at Work?

We all know how important first aid training is, whether it's in an emergency situation or in everyday life.  Having a basic understanding of how to help someone in need can be invaluable. Knowing how to properly assess a situation and provide the necessary help can...

What is involved in mental Health First Aid?

What is involved in mental Health First Aid?

Some people still struggle to talk about mental health but it’s something that costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year.  The benefits of having members of your team trained in Mental Health First Aid and being able to spot the early signs means they...

Can anyone administer first aid?

Can anyone administer first aid?

First aid is an important life skill that literally saves lives, especially in the workplace. Accidents and injuries can occur at any time, so it’s essential to be prepared to provide immediate help. However, it does beg the question:  Can anyone administer first aid...

Choosing the Right First Aid Training Course‍

Choosing the Right First Aid Training Course‍

Accidents and emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and having the knowledge and confidence to provide immediate care can make a significant difference in the outcome.  Are you someone who wants to be prepared for any emergency? Whether you're a parent, an...

Legal Requirements for First Aid in Schools

Legal Requirements for First Aid in Schools

Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or become ill at work.   Ensuring Safety Your Guide to First Aid Requirements in Schools   What are the Legal Requirements when it comes to...

The Role of a Fire Warden

The Role of a Fire Warden

When it comes to safety in the workplace, fire emergencies are always a top concern. Fires can cause devastating damage and put lives at risk which is why fire wardens play such an important role within any organisation.  Why Proper Training is Essential for...

When is the best time to refresh your first aid skills?

When is the best time to refresh your first aid skills?

"...first aid training does not last forever. That knowledge and the ability to apply it over time can fade."  Meeting the requirement for first aid cover sounds simple. Ensure you have enough tools, such as first aid kits, and make sure you have enough people...

Protect Yourself from Heat Stroke

Protect Yourself from Heat Stroke

As extreme weather seems to be becoming a regular part of the British summer, we thought it would be good to run through what to do if someone gets exposed to too much hot weather.   Understanding Symptoms and Prevention Strategies As extreme weather seems to be...

How many First Aiders do we require in our School?

How many First Aiders do we require in our School?

In a School there are a variety of situations that can occur, minor incidents like a scratch, bruise etc will most likely not require a First Aider, a bumped head or broken limb will require a First Aider.   If we had a pound for every time we were asked this...

World ‘Restart a Heart Day’

World ‘Restart a Heart Day’

"...by learning and performing CPR, you could be the difference between life and death for a loved one at home, a colleague at work, or a stranger in the street."  STS First Aid are proud to raise awareness of the Resuscitation Council (UK) campaign ‘World...

STS First Aid guide to treating sprains

STS First Aid guide to treating sprains

STS First Aid guide to treating sprains. Helping you get back to enjoying your holidays!As the summer is in full swing we are all running around more and invariably we start to see more injuries crop up. One common problem is a sprained or strained ankle so we have...

How to help someone who is having a nosebleed

How to help someone who is having a nosebleed

Nosebleeds can be frightening, but they aren't usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home.Nosebleeds can be frightening, but they aren't usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home. During a nosebleed, blood flows from...

5 most common types of accidents on holiday and how to avoid them

5 most common types of accidents on holiday and how to avoid them

Some holidays are inherently dangerous. Sporting breaks such as skiing, snowboarding and sailing all carry a high risk of injury but in fact, even the most chilled out vacation could land you in a foreign hospital or medical centre.The Government Travel Aware site has...

How many first aiders do we need?

How many first aiders do we need?

We are often asked “how many first aiders do we need?” It would be great to say “everyone at work!”… but it doesn’t really work like that.  In the olden days, we used to have a grid that had 9 options. All you had to do was work out the number of employees and...

Defibrillators in the Winter

Defibrillators in the Winter

"Have you considered how your Defibrillator functions when the weather gets cold?"Does the cold winter effect how your defibrillator works? Have you considered how your Defibrillator functions when the weather gets cold? As we approach our coldest part of the year,...

The Importance of Why instead of the How

The Importance of Why instead of the How

"You’ve done your first aid course and you feel invincible. You’re searching for people who have collapsed on the tube platform, looking for people with a bleed from their head."But for how long? One of the most common worries of people we teach is how quickly they...

First Aid myths – Busted

First Aid myths – Busted

"Top Five First Aid Myths: Busted. As trainers, on a day to day basis we hear some crazy and wonderful ideas of how to treat certain first aid issue."  Top Five First Aid Myths: Busted As trainers, on a day to day basis we hear some crazy and wonderful ideas of...

AED’s – Defibrillators: Here’s what you need to know

AED’s – Defibrillators: Here’s what you need to know

"The good news is that public defibrillator equipment is simple to use and it doesn’t require training, meaning that anyone in vicinity of a medical emergency like this can help."Over 30,000 people across the UK suffer from a cardiac arrest each year and the fact is...

Not all heroes wear capes!

Not all heroes wear capes!

“Teaching children First Aid from an early age gives them confidence and knowledge that sets them up for life”Children can be Heroes too… I’m sure some of you have heard those stories about how young children have stepped up to the plate in times of an emergency....

10 Reasons To Learn First Aid

10 Reasons To Learn First Aid

Providing First aid is exactly what it says on the tin. It describes the primary person there to help someone in a situation that looks a bit tricky (or sticky depending on how many plasters you may need to use.) It’s not meant to make you feel like a doctor or a...

First Aid In Schools – Mission Complete

First Aid In Schools – Mission Complete

"What a triumph! This historic move has the power and potential to save thousands of lives. The route is being paved for our children to become the first of many generations of life savers."You may remember our post, ‘Children Can Be Heroes Too – Children Learning...

Christmas Time First Aid

Christmas Time First Aid

‘Twas the lead up to Christmas and we at STS decided to keep you safe this holiday season. Here’s a few tips regarding some potential festive first aid faux pas’.Broken Bones You’re on your way up to Grandmas front door with presents in one hand and Christmas puddings...

Shop first Aid supplies, kits and defibrillators

At STS First Aid, you can buy a wide variety of first aid supplies from bandages and plasters to defibrillators through Defibs.co.uk, our sister company.